Daves C & W Works

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Re: Daves C & W Works

Post by Robpulham » Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:56 pm

Hi Dave,
I am sure that once you have weaved your magic on it you won't be able to tell.

I have a 7mm version of this to build at some point.

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Re: Daves C & W Works

Post by Mercator II » Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:30 am

That stores van is a truely gorgeous looking wagon, the blue looks even better now with the lettering added

Grateful as ever for talented modellers like you sharing your knowledge & skills, thank you
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Re: Daves C & W Works

Post by Dave » Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:52 pm

Hi Rob you have great faith, thanks, I have the GA if it's any help to you when you start to build it,
it certainly helped me get the trussing sorted.

Mercator, thank you, but I think talented bluffer may be more apt.

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Re: Daves C & W Works

Post by Atso » Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:23 pm

Nice work on the NER van Dave and nice work repairing/replacing the damaged bits.

I've got the old Farish N gauge version of this van; it's not too bad for a model of 60's/70's vintage but the underframe is totally wrong and requires addressing. I've never seen a picture of this van in LNER livery (and Farish released it in North Eastern livery), can anyone help with this?
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Re: Daves C & W Works

Post by Dave » Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:33 pm

Thank you Atso.

This might help you with the LNER lettering.
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Re: Daves C & W Works

Post by Robpulham » Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:30 pm

Dave wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:52 pm
I have the GA if it's any help to you when you start to build it,
it certainly helped me get the trussing sorted.
That would be much appreciated Dave.

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Re: Daves C & W Works

Post by Atso » Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:12 pm

That's brilliant! Thanks Dave! :D
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Re: Daves C & W Works

Post by Dave » Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:09 pm

No excuses now Atso, we all expect to see the finished beast soon ;).

Sent Rob.

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Re: Daves C & W Works

Post by Dave » Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:08 pm

A start on weathering the stores van, started on the roof along with the tank filler overflows from years of filling and spilling a bit.
It looks a bit stark at the moment but will tone down. Rusting of the bogies.

The G7 van has progressed a bit further, handles added and other bits, the vac pipes are LMS cast ones, the ones in the kit were
deformed along with the roof doors, I will use some spare David Geen ones.
Some will notice that I've altered the trussing to fit a turnbuckle, this is 2 16ba nuts reamed out to fit over the wire and a bit of insulation from
a network cable. When I first built the van I did not have the GA drawing and assembled the trussing as Dans instructions, a quick snip
in the middle and the nuts added, the insulation joins and holds the joint together.
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Re: Daves C & W Works

Post by john coffin » Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:39 am

Really good work, and nice detailing as well as finding a suitable replacement for the missing parts.

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Re: Daves C & W Works

Post by jwealleans » Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:55 am

This is a not terribly good picture of one I built for someone else some years ago. What I noticed were missing from the kit were some plates on the lower bodyside. I hope you can pick them out.

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The curved one above the handbrake wheel I think came from Mr. T's W-iron etch. The others were either from there or the Mainly Trains wagon detailing etch. I wasn't as detailed as you with the trussing either.

While I'm on, I forgot to put up the pictures I promised of the Hitchin pway train. Not that there's anything wrong with what you've done with that stores van, but we all like a picture.

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Re: Daves C & W Works

Post by Dave » Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:09 am

Thank you John C.
Jonathan, thank you for the pictures, as you say we all like a bit of wagon porn, by the way nice bogies, wink, wink.
Your van does look good and you solved the problem of the curved on-off brake plate, I will use that idea, the brake wheel
should have 2 handles protruding as well, but now they are fixed.............
as far as I can see there is a number plate, wagon label plate and a oval to carry 25tons plate, and depending
which version you are modelling oil boxes for the bogie, or a small box on the solebar, or nothing.

The blue is the sort of thing I'm aiming for but with a bit of dirt.

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Re: Daves C & W Works

Post by drmditch » Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:39 pm

Here is an old picture of my G7 van, which I made a few years ago. It was scratchbuilt a few years before the later books of Mr Tatlow were published, and before a good article in NERA Express. It is very 'clunky' compared with yours! I would very much like to upgrade it to LNER livery, although since it is vacuum-braked and Westinghouse-piped (apparently the original condition) it would presumably have to be early LNER.
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I will follow your build (and livery painting) with interest.

Since these vans survived a long time, it would be interesting to know what traffics they were used for!

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Re: Daves C & W Works

Post by Dave » Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:28 am

Thank you drmditch for your picture, that is a very nice model, I would not say it was clunky,
mine is a brass kit, yours is scratch built and you made it.
The article in NERA is very good, the matchboard version is based on the GA I have, I have not found the
wide board version yet. The livery will be LNER as the photo I posted above.
Like all NER Westinghouse items I always assume by mid to late 30's removed, so if you are mid 30ish
you should be ok.
Traffic, that is an interesting point, and I don't know except what has been written.

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